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The vulgar tongue: a glossary of slang, cant, and flash words and phrases, used in London from 1839 to 1859; flash songs, essays on slang, and a bibliography of canting and slang literature


Published 1859
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"Bibliography of the canting and slang literature, with glossaries": p. 76-79


Publisher London, B. Quaritch
Year 1859
Pages 92
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
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Reviewer: Robert B. Livingston - - February 27, 2014
Subject: A fascinating book for lovers of language

I like the word "flash" which was used as an adjective meaning "grand."

There are many other colorful words which bring to life the period and place covered-- with examples, snatches, songs and poems to ponder on.

A favorite book of mine from elsewhere is Whiz Mob: A Correlation of the Technical Argot of Pickpockets.

If one has read and liked that, one is bound to also like this.
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